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Blizzard whacks Granville…Again

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by Matthew Rice  Winter reasserted its icy grip on the North Country as a major storm dropped more than a foot of a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain across the region knocking out power, closing schools and generally making getting to work Monday morning difficult for residents already tired of a long, long, […]

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Village, DPW come to agreement

  The village and the union that represents seven Department of Public Works employees have agreed on a contract, giving the union its first contract since 2007. “I think both sides are happy with the way it worked out,” Village Mayor Francis “Fra” Putorti. “It’s a little win for both sides.” The workers will receive […]

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Meet your Granville Village Candidates

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    Brian LaRose Occupation: Production Management / Supervisor Position Sought: Mayor  Why do you want to hold this office? I have been a life long resident of Granville, raised my family here, and have always loved its small town ambiance, local history and heritage. As Mayor, I want to help preserve what makes Granville […]

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County Closes Bridge

Washington County workers close the Upper Turnpike Road.

‘Pancake’ hole causes closure A popular shortcut between Granville and Whitehall is no more after damage found to a North Granville bridge resulted in its likely permanent closure last Friday. The Upper Turnpike Bridge rests in a gully about 1 mile from Route 22 and is used as a pass through during the year for […]

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Hartford DPW taking over county snow plowing duties

By Derek Liebig The next time it snows the Hartford Highway Department will have some additional road surfaces to clear. During its monthly town board meeting on Feb. 8, the town board authorized Highway Superintendent Greg Brown to sign a contract between the town and Washington County that will require the town to remove snow […]

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Village seeks help clearing hydrants

DPW, village ask residents to help Where is the fire hydrant closest to your residence? Ask yourself about the last time you saw that particular piece of potentially life or home-saving hardware.  Discussion at the Feb. 7 village board meeting led to more discussion afterward and a realization – many of the hydrants in the […]

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Residents get sidewalk reminder

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Sidewalk plow can’t do it all, Mayor says While the Granville Village Board handed out compliments Monday night for the performance of the Department of Public Works during this difficult and snowy winter, an appeal was made to residents to keep up their sidewalk duties. Resident Ernie Woods said he had to walk in the […]

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Park Fountain vandalized

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 Call Granville Village Police at 642-1414 with any information regarding the vandalism to the Veterans Park fountain. A village worker discovered on Jan. 15 that the fountain in Veterans Park had been vandalized and the pineapple topping it forcibly removed. The football-sized pineapple, which is meant to symbolize welcoming, is made of lead, with copper […]

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Town adopts budget with 13.62 tax rate increase

The Whitehall Town Council started its Nov. 17 meeting faced with a 15.36-percent tax rate increase to fund the 2011 town spending plan. In the end, the councilmen were able to cut the final number to 13.62-percent, but it was not easy. Members of the council voted to not give any pay raises to elected […]

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Besides basements, no flooding here

The rains came down and the winds came up. But other than some basement flooding, Whitehall stood strong. The two-part storm that dropped massive rains and produced major winds on the town to help usher in the month of October did not lead to any serious situations, according to town and village officials. “We had […]

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Future uncertain, McHugh to speak at graduation

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By Dan King Despite a whirlwind of rumors Thursday and Friday, high school Principal Kelly McHugh will be allowed to […]

Sixty to graduate Friday night

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By Dan King A group of 60 Whitehall High School seniors will have years of hard work come to a […]

Granville to graduate 87

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By Joshua Bassett For the 87 students graduating from Granville Junior-Senior High School, a journey that began 12 years ago […]

Undersheriff urges grads to ‘make better choices’

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By Dan King With graduation season upon us, Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell is taking the opportunity to educate the […]

Bike path could lead to Whitehall

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By Dan King A topic that is often discussed in Whitehall is how to bring in more tourism, and one […]

School board, students praised

Saying that he has worked with the American Legion for more than 16 years and interviewed many students from Granville […]

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